Charlotte Muru-Lanning

Charlotte Muru-Lanning (Ngāti Maniapoto, Waikato Tainui) is a staff writer at The Spinoff. Email her at charlotte@thespinoff.co.nz.

Business
Oct 27, 2021

What happens if your boss refuses to get vaccinated?

The vaccine certificate system gives clarity for dealing with anti-vax workers, but what happens when the tables are turned?

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Food
Oct 26, 2021

Could government-funded vouchers help ease the hospitality industry's woes?

Similar schemes overseas haven’t always run smoothly.

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Ātea
Oct 20, 2021

I'm an Aucklander, I hate lockdown, and I want Auckland to go back to level four

As we record the highest number of daily cases since the start of the pandemic, the argument to raise alert levels again is growing stronger.

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Ātea
Oct 16, 2021

Vaccination wisdom from three brilliant whaea

In celebration of Super Saturday, three much-admired whaea from Northland and Waikato share their words of encouragement on the Covid-19 vaccine.

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Ātea
Oct 15, 2021

The spectre of Covid-19 in prisons, and what it means for Māori

On Monday, Corrections announced three confirmed Covid-19 cases within Mt Eden prison. For Māori, it’s especially worrying.

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Society
Oct 8, 2021

What the Ashley Bloomfield fandom says about us

He's been depicted as a saint, a superhero, a king and more. Why?

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Food
Oct 6, 2021

How to throw the perfect double-bubble picnic

Aucklanders can picnic from today. Here's how.

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Food
Sep 27, 2021

A recipe and giveaway to mark a belated Korean thanksgiving 

A recipe and a delicious giveaway to celebrate Korean thanksgiving.

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Food
Sep 22, 2021

When takeaways mean so much more

Why we’re so obsessed with coffees, chips and curries at level three.

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Food
Sep 19, 2021

Why you should be eating onion weed

You’ve probably crossed paths with this weed recently, but did you know how delicious it is?

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Food
Sep 8, 2021

Sorry Auckland, frozen takeaway deliveries are still breaking the rules

Confusion around level four guidance has led to some Auckland businesses exploiting loopholes in the takeaway food rules.

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Business
Sep 2, 2021

Explained: hospitality and retail workers’ rights during level three

All you need to know about returning to work in level three.

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Food
Aug 26, 2021

Eat everything in your kitchen this lockdown

Go hard, go early, eat all the pickles.

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Business
Aug 24, 2021

Explained: hospitality and retail workers’ rights during level four

If you're not working, how much should you be getting paid? And if you are, what safety measures should be in place?

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Ātea
Aug 23, 2021

For the Kiingitanga, the cancellation of Koroneihana was painful but necessary

Covid-19 has forced the cancellation of the Koroneihana at Turangawaewae Marae, a heavy blow to a tribe for whom the event is a highlight of the year.

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Ātea
Aug 6, 2021

The young Māori designer overcoming whakamā with fluoro

Think southern gothic meets motocross, Aotearoa style.

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Food
Aug 1, 2021

The wahine winemaker hunting for a sense of place

She hunts, she butchers, she makes wine – but Jannine Rickards is only just getting started.

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Food
Jul 28, 2021

Inside one artist’s fantastical world of felt food

Cute and unnerving at the same time, these squishy sculptures are heading to Wellington.

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Food
Jul 15, 2021

The truth behind the cult Japanese convenience stores opening in NZ

Konbini culture comes to Auckland? Not quite...

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Food
Jul 8, 2021

Why people are lining up for hours at this little North Shore bakery

What's so special about Young's Bakery? Hint: it's not just the cakes and pastries.

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Ātea Otago
Jul 6, 2021

The connections with wai that can keep us safer in the water

Despite Māori over-representation in the death statistics, drowning prevention strategies have largely neglected Māori perspectives on water safety.

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Society
Jul 6, 2021

The hospitality industry needs much more than a reset

The model we have in New Zealand is broken, and continuing to patch it up with cheap labour is not a solution.

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Te Ohu Kaimoana
Jul 2, 2021

Te hī ika: How Māori fishing rights were saved – but only just

Looking back at the landmark fisheries settlement between Māori and the Crown, 30 years since it was signed.

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Food
Jun 26, 2021
Ātea
Jun 23, 2021

The occupation at Pūtiki Bay, Waiheke – explained

A planned marina at Kennedy Point is at the heart of a dispute which recently saw police arrested three protesters.

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Books
Jun 4, 2021

Hinemoa Elder’s book is getting the Oprah effect

A mention from Oprah’s Book Club is manna from publishing heaven. Last week, the first book by Dr Hinemoa Elder, Aroha, was included on one of the club’s lists.

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